Where the Story Begins…

Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground: In Honor of Those Forgotten

Literary History

Milford’s Harriet E. Wilson: A Woman of Fortitude and Resilience

Let Freedom Ring

Canaan: A Brief History Of An Integrated School

A Free Man of Prominence

Amos Fortune purchased his freedom at the age of 60 and moved to Jaffrey to start his business

Out of the Shadows

Granite State Glee Club Introduces Jazz and Blues to a New Generation

Celebrating Resilience, Versatility & Courage

Sankofa Guided Tours

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Shadows Fall North

A film that seeks to answer the question: What happens when we move towards a fuller understanding of our history by including all voices?

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Black Heritage Trail of NH Spotlighted at Production of Hairspray

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is honored to be the Community Focus Partner spotlighted at the musical Hairspray produced by  Patrick Dorow Productions. See the show and support the trail. Hairspray, The Broadway Musical June 29 – July 15, Star Theatre, Kittery ME Read more at : www.patrickdorowproductions.com 

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2017 Sankofa Guided Walking Tours

TheBHTNH is proud to offer a series of focused guided tours by our Sankofa Scholars who will share the stories of a rich Black culture that has shaped the states growth and development …

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A Community Reading of Frederick Douglass

By Isabelle Hallé / news@seacoastonline.com PORTSMOUTH — “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn,” Kevin Wade Mitchell said, reading the words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to a full house at Strawbery Banke Museum Monday. In an event sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the museum, community members gathered to take part in reading Frederick Douglass’ famous speech: “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?” Douglass, an escaped…

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Juneteenth Celebrated at African Burying Ground

By Karen Dandurant news@seacoastonline.com/Posted Jun 17, 2017 PORTSMOUTH — As part of day-long activities Saturday celebrating Juneteenth and honoring the lives of Portsmouth slaves, a remembrance ceremony was held at the African Burying Ground Memorial Park on Chestnut Street. Juneteenth is a celebration in memory of the day slavery was abolished in a small Texas town, three months after the Civil War, on June 19, 1865. The local remembrance ceremony honored ancestors by talking about their lives. The first event was held…

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2017 BNEC Call for Papers

11th ANNUAL BLACK NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire October 20 – 21st, 2017 Deadline for Submissions (August 20, 2017) THE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING OF RACE: Living Through the Archives  Modern medical and social sciences have made some extraordinary advances through the exploitation of Black bodies while simultaneously allowing myths of racial inferiority to continue as justification for centuries of enslavement and political disenfranchisement. From the Tuskegee syphilis experiment to the unethical use of Henrietta Lacks’ cells…

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Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire works to visibly honor and celebrate a truer more inclusive state’s history through exhibits, programs and tours that can change the way our country understands human dignity when it is free of historical stereotypes.

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